Skip to comments.Obama: Democracy is Messy--Avoid It
Posted on 11/11/2010 10:11:44 AM PST by jazminerose
Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress.
This wasnt the first time Obama marveled at the ability of Indonesia to withstand the horrors of democratization.
"Indonesia survived, at least on the surface, financial meltdown and democratization." (Audacity of Hope).
Obama has never given Suharto credit for his unbroken commitment to fight communism. Rather, he refers to Suhartos regime as brutally repressive and blames the United States for supporting Suhartos regime. Obama does not bother himself to ponder what life would have been like for the people of Indonesia had Suharto not been willing to fend off the communist coup. Has the world seen a communist regime that was kind and nurturing? Obama actually saw the democratization of Indonesia as a negative, refusing to accept that democracy can lead to prosperity.
The Commander in Chief is conspicuously AWOL on Veterans Day but did make an appearance in Jakarta for their Heroes Day. Obama honored their veterans who sacrificed on behalf of this great country. He meant Indonesia, not the United States.
The president deeply appreciates the sacrifices made by veteransjust not our veterans. Rather than commemorate those who have lost their lives defending our freedom and fighting Islamic terrorism, Obama prefers to lecture the world about how we should stop mistrusting Islam.
Perhaps its better this way. Does anyone really have the stomach for watching Obama trying to fake concern for our troops? Want to really honor our military? Give them a better Commander in Chief in 2012.
There are some conservatives that think a fast efficient govt is ok.....................
Were it not for democracy, Obama would already be in a cell..... or worse.
Not a psychiatrist, but would an OCD explain tyrranical people, e.g.,Mao and Hitler; who have a compulsion to dress people in uniforms and sort them into categories - much like toy soldiers?
When anyone describes ‘freedom’ or ‘self-determination’ as messy - that makes me shudder.
Don Rumsfeld orginated the phrase. But in a different context, ie setting realistic expectations for establishing democracies in the ME.
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